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22 October 2020 | by
Over 2000 construction professionals from across the industry registered for our first-ever two-day digital conference, The Construction Leaders' Summit: The Digital Future. The Summit aimed to bring together government and industry experts to discuss the political, legal and technological drivers for change as well as the impact of the pandemic. The event gained an incredible reaction and response over two days. Here are our key takeaways.
08 September 2020 | by
In the early phase of the COVID-19 lockdown, we at NBS engaged with manufacturers in our Insight Community (as well as customers in a mixture of organization sizes, sectors and job roles) to gain a snapshot of how they have been adapting to the new situation. We share the results of this survey in this free download, as well as our thoughts on what this means for manufacturers as the industry returns to some kind of normality.
26 August 2020 | by
On the 20th July 2020, the Government published the ‘Draft Building Safety Bill’: the most radical proposed overhaul of building safety regulations for decades. In the wake of recent tragedies, much work has been conducted under Dame Judith Hackitt’s leadership to make way for a better, safer future for buildings and those who occupy them.
03 June 2020 | by
CPD is a crucial part of any architects role. As it’s usually delivered in person, lockdown proved a challenge for those wishing to attend CPD seminars. As a result, as the construction industry shifts online, so has CPD. Phil Ward, at Lee Evans Partnership, shares his experience of attending his first virtual RIBA CPD seminar.
15 May 2020 | by
Over recent years, one of the most popular requests for improvements from construction professionals who use NBS has been the request for prominent evidence of third-party certifications regarding construction manufacturer products.
14 May 2020 | by
With the launch of our new platform, NBS Source, we at NBS have enhanced the data structure for manufacturer products and systems within our listings. We’re calling this ‘enhanced data’. 
14 May 2020 | by
Within NBS Source, each item (whether it is a product, a company, a case study or a PDF) has a short, permanent hyperlink. Within NBS, we are calling these short, permanent hyperlinks ‘permalinks’.
29 April 2020 | by
The current situation caused by coronavirus is unprecedented and affects everyone working in the UK construction industry. At NBS, we want to better understand how it is affecting manufacturers and suppliers and what you are doing to adapt to the new situation and so conducted a Business Continuity Survey. Read more to see the results.

06 April 2020 | by
The UK Government has published their response to the ‘Building a Safer Future’ consultation. This outlines the coming changes to the regulatory system for building safety. Lee Jones, Head of Manufacturer Solutions at NBS, provides a summary of the report below.
30 March 2020 | by
At NBS, our vision is to be the information platform for the construction industry. Our mission is to use the power of connected data to add value and enable a safe, efficient, high-quality industry. In this article Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director for NBS, takes us through the reasons behind the development our new platform NBS Source.

Reports

23 June 2017 | by
Specification continues to be at the heart of construction information. Here we present the results of our specification survey for a manufacturer audience.
17 May 2019 | by
The ninth NBS National BIM Report is now available. Read the latest on the state of BIM, representing the views of nearly 1,000 industry professionals.

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